Showing posts with label Argentina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Argentina. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Want the sheep? Come Take 'em!

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My spouse has long suffered my obsession with the 1982 Falklands War.

Costing more than 1,000 lives, this 74 day conflict was far from a trivial event in history. Ostensibly a territorial dispute over a tiny land of sheep and farmers, the conflict provided Margaret Thatcher a vehicle to stay in power, drove elected government into Argentina, and provided one last view of the British Empire in action for those who would forget her.

Is Round II in the works? According to a recent Economist article, an oil rig will arrive in the Falklands this month and "by the end of this year, the 2,500 islanders will have a better idea of whether the Falklands are to become a Saudi Arabia with penguins."

I can't want to see how Ms Fernández plays this one out.